Associated Press

The veteran Senator holds presser to say he’s switching parties, acknowledges he would have faced a tough re-election battle as a Republican.

Though he warns Democrats: “I will not be that automatic 60th vote…” Click above to watch.

MUST-READ STATEMENT: “I now find my political philosophy more in line with Democrats than Republicans.” Read it here.

Earlier: Specter sits on the Democratic side of the dais before his official announcement. Watch him speak outside his office here.

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